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Print - Creation of Light

Creation of Light

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1827 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martin, John (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Thomas Balston through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EE, shelf 242

Physical description

Mezzotint titled 'The Creation of Light', and signed and dated 'J.Martin 1924'. Proof, Imperial Folio.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1827 (published)


Martin, John (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'J. Martin 1824'
Signed and dated


Height: 25.4 cm average size, Width: 35.6 cm average size

Object history note

An edition of the smaller plates to Paradise Lost (Imperial Octavo) (T.B. Appendix 9, 4, D), also published by S.Prowett, 1827, is in the Department of Prints and Drawings, E.532-555-1966.

Descriptive line

'Creation of Light'. Plate from 'The Paradise Lost of Milton, with illustrations designed and engraved by John Martin [1789-1854]', in two volumes, published by Septimus Prowett, London, 1827. Mezzotint.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.



Subjects depicted

Light; Biblical scenes




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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